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Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Orszag Describes the New Obamacare Rationing



Obama's Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) describes how Obamacare will ration health care.  Ed Morrisey makes some very valid points:
The bill sets up a supermajority threshold of 67 votes to bring accountability to [IPAB] decisions, and the rule on being in or out of order can get waived at 60 votes. However, as this battle shows, even getting to 60 is almost an impossibility, let alone 67. Clearly [Harry] Reid wants to put accountability out of reach with these radical propositions.


Under this system...Congress will not be able to change any health care rationing decisions made by this board...think about that.  The Senate will need 67 votes to change board rulings...they can't get 61 votes now...how in the hell do they expect to do anything? 
If anything, Orszag might be underestimating the difficulty in changing the IPAB’s decisions on rationing. The bill required a supermajority of 67 votes in the Senate to override the IPAB, which made Jim DeMint irate and prompted a big “I told you so” from Sarah Palin.
Bureaucrats will now make your health care decisions...do you think that politics won't enter into WHO gets health care and who  doesn't? 

HT:  Hot Air

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